Anishinabek Nation launches treaty education resource
July 14, 2021
Recent studies have noted that while more than 50 percent of Canadians are pleased to hear Indigenous land acknowledgements, barely 24 percent realize they live on treaty lands. The Anishinabek Nation has recently launched a series of online education tools ‘Eshi-nawending: How we are related’ in order to facilitate education on First Nations history, treaties and aboriginal rights.
Ontario removes anti-racism text from math curriculum preamble
July 14, 2021
Ontario has removed language about racism and colonialism from text accompanying its math curriculum.
Should Ontario make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for school?
People for Education says COVID-19 vaccine should be considered for list of mandatory shots
Fanshawe program aims to reverse decline of Oneida language
July 12, 2021
Until he started school as a five-year-old, the only language Hubert Antone knew was the Oneida language his parents spoke in the home.
Curious about Mi’kmaq culture?: Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre says ‘Welcome!’
July 12, 2021
The Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre is gearing up for what it hopes will be its busiest tourist season yet. With an increased awareness of the process of reconciliation and with travel outside the province unappealing if not impossible because of COVID, the people running the centre say they’re seeing a growing interest from New Brunswickers.
Light over Turtle Island: Indigenous tales about North America’s creation
July 10, 2021
Who made the land and sky? Indigenous people have been telling tales to answer that question since long before the settlers arrived in North America — and those tales are still being told today, as part of the rich oral tradition that lives on among many First Nations across Canada.
Sir John A. Macdonald’s name removed from York Region school
July 7, 2021
Trustees at a school board north of Toronto have voted to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Public School as part of Indigenous reconciliation efforts. The York Regional District School Board says it made the decision after presenting a report to rename the school at a special meeting on Tuesday.
Ontario education minister reveals new details about what might be allowed for students in September
July 6, 2021
Extracurricular activities, sports teams and clubs could once again be offered in Ontario schools this September, as the government moves towards a normalized education experience for students across the province.
Ontario Tech unveils name of its newest building: Shawenjigewining Hall, honouring kindness and friendship
June 29, 2021
The Indigenous Name Announced During a Sacred Naming Ceremony